Ziauddin Sardar

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The Future of Ilm

tirsdag 10. desember 2013, kl. 18:00

Sal: Wergeland

Arrangør: Teknisk museum

Inngang: Gratis

Ilm, or knowledge, is one of the defining concepts of Islam. Yet, knowledge, particularly scientific knowledge, is conspicuously absent from Muslim societies. How has this happened? And what can we do to bring knowledge back to the centre of Islamic enterprise? This lecture explores how the concept of ilm was systematically reduced in Muslim history to mean only religious knowledge and argues that a viable future for the Muslim world depends on rediscovering a more holistic notion of ilm. The process of rediscovery requires new interpretations of the Qur’an, urgently needed reforms in Islamic thought and a fresh understanding of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century.

Ziauddin Sardar er en ledende britisk intellektuell som i over 30 år har preget debatten om vitenskap og islam blant annet som skribent i Nature, New Scientist og The Guardian. Han har skrevet og redigert over 40 bøker om alt fra til postmodernisme og multikulturalisme til vitenskap og islam. Mest relevant i denne sammenheng er The Future of Muslim Civilisation (1979), Islamic Futures: The Shape of Ideas to Come (1985), samt Reading the Qur’an: The Contemporary Relevance of the Sacred Text of Islam (2011). For en bred innføring, se essaysamlingen How do you know? Reading Ziauddin Sardar on Islam, Science and Cultural Relations (2006).

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